Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th May 2014 23:11 UTC
Mac OS X

One side effect of the iTunes 11.2 update on Thursday, May 15th 2014 has been that some but not all Macs were seeing the /Users and /Users/Shared folders disappear.

The permissions on the /Users folder were also changed to be world-writable, so that anyone could read and write to the /Users folder.

As far as bugs go, this is a very fascinating one. Initially, people thought the OS X 10.9.3 update was the culprit, but as it turns out - it's the iTunes 11.2 update. I'm interested to (eventually) hear the root cause of all this, but for now, the linked article contains a temporary workaround.

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Drumhellar
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2005-07-12

Sure it did. Win32 apps are scheduled preemptively, whether on NT or 9x (including Windows 95). Of course, it wasn't flawless.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/117567

The KB article describes what has to happen for preemption to break in Windows 95:

1) A 16-bit application hangs.
2) A Win32 app calls an API that is implemented in 16-bit code.

Both conditions need to be met.

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